Job Title: Project Manager
Organisation: World Vision International
Reports to: Regional Programmes Manager
Duty Station: Gulu, Uganda
World Vision Uganda is a Christian Relief, Development and Advocacy Non-Government Organization dedicated to working with children, families and communities to overcome poverty and injustice. We currently work in over 41 districts in Uganda. World Vision is committed to the protection of children and we will not employ people whose background is not suitable for working with children. All employment is conditioned upon the successful completion of all applicable background checks, including criminal record checks where possible. “Our Vision for every child, Life in all its fullness. Our prayer for every Heart, the will to make it so.”
Job Summary: The Project Manager will manage the planning, implementation, and coordination of multi-sectoral GBV Program/Project interventions and capacity building to prevent, and respond to Stigma against Rape Survivors and Children Born of Rape in Armed Conflict in compliance with GBV guiding principles.
Key Duties and Responsibilities:
Lead in Project Planning & Implementation:
- Work in liaison with the Program Manager, and Technical Specialist to understand the project goal and implement multi-sectorial SGBV prevention and response interventions (includes health, psychosocial support, case management, legal, and security) guided by GBV guiding principles.
- Ensure work plans for implementation are made and expectations met.
- Work closely with the local government and other partners in regard to project implementation and opportunities, leveraging their resources against WV’s to improve sustainability
- Actively contribute to ongoing assessments and analyses to better understand protection risks, map points of service for survivors of and vulnerable individuals, and to identify and link them to support structures
- Keenly analyze trends and develop/align program strategies to meet needs
- Ensure maximum integration and synergies of the grant with APs interventions
Effective Project Implementation and monitoring:
- Through implementation, monitoring and evaluation and incorporating GBV survivor-centered approaches by adopting a community owned and centered approach for sustainability;
- Identify and reinforce existing support mechanisms and work closely with local counterparts to ensure community buy-in and cultural appropriateness of activities
- Develop community champions to drive systemic behavioral change amongst communities and service providers
- Work closely with teams and communities to develop appropriate prevention and awareness-raising/behavior change strategies
- Strengthen case management and referral mechanisms working with leaders, youth and service providers
- Organize and support trainings for healthcare providers/volunteers, as needed and appropriate
- Contribute to information-sharing and data management systems
- Compile monthly and quarterly reports, on time and with accurate data
- Maintain flexibility to take on added responsibility as and when needed
- Effectively supervise and build capacity of project personnel (staff, volunteers and others) to effectively implement project interventions to expected standards.
- Identify the knowledge, attitudes, skills, and behaviors required for personnel to implement project interventions;
- Train staff and partners to become leaders of SGBV prevention and response.
- Promote and builds capacity of GBV guiding principles within teams, including compliance with confidentiality and data security protocols;
- Facilitates trainings to build personnel’s capacity as required;
- Mentors team members through on-the-job training, guidance and support;
Advocacy and Community Mobilization:
- Action for GBV prevention and response and in support of survivors to end stigmatization linked to sexual violence.
- Undertake initiatives that offer unprecedented opportunities for advancing GBV interventions through advocacy
- Lead teams to effectively engage communities to prevent and respond to sexual violence using thoughtful approaches that promote inclusive participation, non-discrimination and underrepresentation in community and family decision-making.
- Ensure children and youth participate in advocacy and action
- As needed for difficult or complex cases, provide direct advocacy and assistance.
Networking and Coordination:
- Facilitate a collaborative environment to promote effective coordination with a range of actors to ensure that survivors have access to multi-sectorial services and to facilitate mainstreaming of risk mitigation and prevention efforts.
- Coordinate with local and international NGOs, UN agencies and other stakeholders to ensure holistic support for survivors, including participation in strengthening SOPs and referral pathways
- Actively participate in protection/GBV working groups and contribute to interagency initiatives
- Contribute to the positive image and overall credibility of the organization, notably through the application of the organization’s Code of Conduct and ensure maximum visibility
- Assist in writing program proposals and meeting with donors on project-related engagements/visits
- Fosters effective communication internally and externally.
- Monitoring, Evaluation & Reporting on project indicators and results; continuous effort is required through ongoing monitoring, evaluation and review to ensure project resources are put to intended use.
- Carry out regular monitoring and review of the project progress towards impact
- Ensure bottom-up development approach, project beneficiaries are part of the M&E process using a community based monitoring and evaluation approach
- Conduct quarterly, bi-annual and annual monitoring in-line with the project M&E framework/plan and disseminate findings and recommendations
- Document and disseminate project learning and best practices
- Conduct end of project evaluation to assess impact and share findings with beneficiaries and partners including the donor.
- Provide timely and accurate monthly, semi/annual reports and other reports as needed or requested.
- Assist in the selection, training and support of program/project staff
- Ensure annual appraisal of line managed staff against responsibilities and key performance Indicators are conducted appropriately.
- Promote principles of self-care for staff and provide opportunities for teams to seek support;
- Comply with security protocols, consider security implications of all project activities and fosters a safe environment for staff to report security concerns.
- Take overall responsibility for financial management and monitoring of the project, ensuring that adequate financial and administrative systems are in place.
- Maintain staff & stakeholder awareness of budget and expenditures in order to manage project within
- Develop work plans and expenditure targets in line with project budget
- Work with Finance and Logistics to plan and procure supplies within project budgets and expected time frames
- Effective management of the project budget within acceptable minimum variance and in compliance with donor regulations/requirements
Qualifications, Skills and Experience:
- The prospective World Vision Project Manager employee should hold a University degree in Social Work, Social Sciences, Public Health, or other relevant field of study. A master’s degree is an added advantage
- Post graduate training in Project Planning and Management sound knowledge of Financial Management
- A minimum of three years’ experience in SGBV programming, including at least one year of humanitarian experience and advocacy work
- Proven knowledge and experience in developing and implementing community mobilization projects
- Relevant regional experience strongly preferred
- Familiarity with standards and guidelines for GBV programming and coordination as well as guidance on Protection from Sexual Exploitation and Abuse
- Proven ability to exercise sound judgment, to remain flexible to a changing environment, and to make decisions independently
- Strong communication skills, both oral and written
- Computer literacy skills
- Attend and participate/lead in daily devotions and weekly Chapel services.
- Perform other duties as required.
- Adapts and Copes with Pressure
- Negotiation and Advocacy
- Demonstrates knowledge of and engages effectively with the humanitarian architecture
NB: This vacancy is open to Ugandan nationals only.
How to Apply:
All suitably qualified candidates are encouraged to apply online by visiting World Vision International’s e-recruitment jobs portal at the web link below.
Please follow instructions on How to Create Account and Profile at World Vision’s e-recruitment portal. Qualified female candidates are particularly encouraged to apply.
Deadline: 20th July, 2016
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